Professional Negligence: Drawing the line
In a recent ruling, the House of Lords made it clear that a barrister's duty to his client is to give clear and understandable advice, not to produce a catalogue of reasoning behind that advice. Christopher Coffin reports
The decision by the House of Lords in Moy v Pettman Smith  has been widely welcomed by barristers and solicitors as restoring a common-sense approach to the question of how much of their reasoning a lawyer must explain to a client when giving advice on settlement at the door of the Court.
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